Synonyms for allusions
- casual remark
- figure of speech
- incidental mention
- play on words
Antonyms for allusions
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALLUSIONS
And your allusions to March-cats and March-Khalids are too pitiful to be humorous.
But after a quarrel, when the laundress had bullied her, the old woman was not sparing in her allusions.
As for his Allusions and the like, many of them perhaps are quite lost to us.
Were there any secrets in it, or were there allusions that I ought not to see?
When she returned, for she did come back alone, there were allusions made to that outing.
Who knows what this woman may have said; what allusions her letter may contain?
There were allusions to some deeds—possibly the more valuable—which I could not find.
Allusions to events of the day which abound in the poem enable us to date it.
(which was very bold of him), he suppressed all allusions to Richard.
The allusions are so local and special that their meaning does not carry to a distance.
1540s, from Latin allusionem (nominative allusio) "a playing with, a reference to," noun of action from past participle stem of alludere (see allude). An allusion is never an outright or explicit mention of the person or thing the speaker seems to have in mind.